I can tell the minute DD has had preservatives/colours/flavours (even the so called "natural" ones). Even a dot of tomato sauce, or some soy sauce with caramel colouring in it, in her dinner. She gets aggressive, impulsive and hyperactive. She can't sleep and tells me it's because she feels "crazy".
I haven't been able to eliminate them all together (her dad and his family don't understand and let her eat whatever when she is with them) but minimising it as much as possible has made a huge difference.
+ Reply to Thread
Results 11 to 14 of 14
20-06-2012 10:02 #11
22-06-2012 08:05 #12
Danielle- your statement that you noticed a difference at first but now aren't sure... That happened with dd1 as well. The reason was that I took her off certain things she was intolerant of but introduced new foods as substitutes, and she was also intolerant of those! For example I took her of wheat, but introduced some plain rice crackers that had msg on them...
Trust your instincts, if you noticed a difference at first then you are on the right track! Keep investigating, you'll work it out :thumbup:
22-06-2012 08:16 #13Senior Member
- Join Date
- Jul 2011
I am into week 2 of the elimination diet with DS1 in the hope it would improve his behavior (tantrums, aggression, etc) but I actually haven't seen a huge change. He was pretty much already off artificial colors/flavors/preservatives. Hoping in the next week things start to change for the good!
22-06-2012 09:20 #14Senior Member
- Join Date
- Jan 2009
We are 10 weeks into additive/preservative free. We also removed some of the high salicylate things such as tomatoes ad dried fruit as DD was eating heaps of them. We did this for behaviour reasons. We noticed a positive reaction within the first 2 weeks. And have so far had 2 slip-ups - both which had noticeable results in the behaviour. Currently we are not failsafe ie not avoiding salicylates, amines etc but are looking at going down this path very soon.
By jake's mum in forum Food allergies & intolerancesReplies: 2Last Post: 26-03-2014, 09:27
By jake's mum in forum Food allergies & intolerancesReplies: 30Last Post: 29-10-2012, 00:06
By jake's mum in forum Food allergies & intolerancesReplies: 1Last Post: 25-07-2012, 19:23
Impressionable KidsImpressionable Kids are Australia's leader in framed children's memorabilia and specialise in framed baby hand and feet ...
LATESTToilet training: when is the best time to start?Why it is OK for your child to be differentWhat is a blessing way? How is it different to a baby shower?
POPULARWhen can I start giving chores to my children?New baby nursery checklist – a guide to newborn essentialsWhat to pack for labour and hospital – a checklist
FORUMS - chatting now ...
Funniest thing your kid has said to youGeneral Chat
Menevit versus Blackmores Conceive Well MenConception & Fertility General Chat
Separation anxiety at daycare - 20 month oldToddlers (1 year olds)
Suspected endometriosis with no symptoms?Endometriosis Chat
April/May TTC group chatConception & Fertility General Chat
IVF babies due Sep/Oct/Nov 2017pregnancy and babies through IVF
Growth Of Intellection. Discussion?General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
What is going on!?Conception & Fertility General Chat